Comics Alternative, Episode 228: Reviews of Scooter Girl and My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

Listen to the podcast! Mods and Monsters Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:28 – The Blubber report 00:10:51 – Scooter Girl 00:44:42 – My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 01:30:15 – Wrap up 01:31:35 – Contact us On this week’s episode the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics do deep dives into two recent, and very different, […]








Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of Bats: Learning to Fly and NewsPrints

Listen to the podcast! Changes Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:08 – Introducing Paul Lai as new YR cohost 00:04:50 – A farewell message from Andy Wolverton 00:07:12 – Bats: Learning to Fly 00:32:29 – NewsPrints 01:01:27 – Wrap up 01:02:01 – Contact us The Comics Alternative extends a warm welcome to Paul Lai, who has taken over from […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Little Tulip, Billy Budd, KGB, The Magician’s Wife, and The Boys of Sheriff Street

Listen to the podcast! A Deep Charyn Dive Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:03:17 – Checking in 00:08:31 – Charyn and Boucq’s Little Tulip, Billy Budd, KGB, and The Magician’s Wife 00:57:42 – Charyn and Loustal’s The Boys of Sheriff Street 01:15:40 – Wrap up 01:17:02 – Contact us This month on the Euro Comics series Edward and Derek look at […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 227: Reviews of Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure, Blood Blister #1, and The Belfry

Listen to the podcast! Bark-Free Time Codes: 00:30 – Introduction 02:43 – Patreon and podcast patrons! 07:03 – Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure 27:40 – Blood Blister #1 44:03 – The Belfry 56:22 – Wrap up 57:09 – Contact us This week the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three very different titles. They begin with Steven Tillotson’s Untitled Ape’s Epic […]








Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of The Specialists, Hominids, and The Last Saturday

Listen to the podcast! February Fun Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:03 – Setup of episode 00:03:50 – The Specialists 00:32:17 – Hominids 01:01:33 – Checking in with Jim McClain and Paul Schultz 01:16:16 – The Last Saturday 01:38:20 – Wrap up 01:39:52 – Contact us For the month of February, Sean and Derek look at three very different webcomics. […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 226: The February Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Hobos! It’s that time of the month, and on this week’s regular episode of the podcast, Andy and Derek take a look at the February Previews catalog. Before they do that, though, they update everyone on current comics news and podcast updates, as well as share listener mail. Then they get into the current Previews catalog, highlighting […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Karl Stevens

Listen to the podcast! Diluted Horse Piss Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:26 – Setup of interview 00:04:01 – Interview with Karl Stevens 01:26:32 – Wrap up 01:28:02 – Contact us On this interview episode, Derek talks with Karl Steven about Penny, his current weekly/semiweekly strip appearing in The Village Voice. The two discuss this ongoing comic and its genesis, but […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 225: Reviews of Love Is Love and Resist!

Listen to the podcast! Mending Wall Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:44 – We live in a political world 00:12:13 – Love Is Love 00:51:55 – Resist! 01:29:14 – Wrap up 01:30:20 – Contact us This week Andy and Derek get political, and they do so by discussing two recent socially conscious anthologies. They begin with Love Is Love, a collection […]








Comics Alternative, Manga: Review of Sunny and Discussions of Other Works by Taiyo Matsumoto

Listen to the podcast! The Young Ones Time Codes: 00:00:28 – Introduction 00:02:36 – Catching up for the new year 00:04:19 – Sunny 01:09:40 – Other works by Matsumoto 01:20:29 – Wrap up 01:22:06 – Contact us This month on the manga show, Shea and Derek discuss the recently completed, Sunny, as well as other works by Taiyo […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Miriam Libicki

Listen to the podcast! Exposure Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:19 – Setup of interview 00:03:17 – Interview with Miriam Libicki 01:01:17 – Wrap up 01:03:11 – Contact us Andy and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Miriam Libicki whose latest book, Toward a Hot Jew, was released late last year from Fantagraphics. This is a collection of […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 224: Reviews of Beowulf, Canopy, and Shadows on the Grave #1 and #2

Listen to the podcast! Hwæt! Time Codes: 00:00:29 – Introduction 00:02:44 – The end of January already? 00:04:25 – Beowulf 00:43:42 – Canopy 00:59:17 – Shadows on the Grave #1 and #2 01:22:23 – Wrap up 01:23:12 – Contact us For this week’s episode, Andy and Derek put on their English professor hats, and with a vengeance, when taking on the […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Joe Ollmann

Listen to the podcast! Of Human Bondage Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:04:00 – Setup of interview 00:03:20 – Interview with Joe Ollmann 01:21:27 – Wrap up 01:22:58 – Contact us On this interview episode, Andy and Derek talk with Doug Wright Award-winner Joe Ollmann, whose new book, The Abominable Mr. Seabrook, comes out this week from Drawn and […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The January Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Touch the Weird Love It’s the beginning of a new year, and on this episode of the on-location series, Derek is back at Valhalla Games and Comics to talk with customers and employees about the comics they’re looking forward to in the coming months. He’s joined by a couple of the […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 223: Reviews of Trump: The Complete Collection, The Few #1, and Gumballs #1

Listen to the podcast! Bad Trump, Good Trump Time Codes: 00:00:31 – Introduction 00:02:48 – We stand with John Lewis! 00:08:44 – Trump: The Complete Collection 00:58:22 – The Few #1 01:11:46 – Gumballs #1 01:25:12 – Wrap up 01:25:58 – Contact us This week the Two Guys with PhDs start off by getting political. While some listeners might not like it when Andy and […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Equinoxes and Clear Blue Tomorrows

Listen to the podcast! Time and Tide Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:17 – Setting up Pedrosa and Vehlmann 00:08:08 – Equinoxes and other Pedrosa titles 00:51:14 – Clear Blue Tomorrows and other Vehlmann titles 01:26:01 – Wrap up 01:29:12 – Contact us It’s the first Euro Comics episode of the new year, and Edward and Derek use the occasion […]